The Glendora Police Department has received a $249,000 traffic grant to conduct special enforcement and public awareness efforts to combat traffic-related injuries and deaths.
The grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will be implemented during a year-long program after authorities noticed an increase in reported traffic-related injuries and deaths from 2011 to 2012, according to Glendora Police in a written statement.
Police have become very worried about the increase in pedestrian and motorcyclist fatalities.
“This grant will assist in our efforts to deal with traffic safety problems in Glendora,” Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab said. “It will also aid in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in preventable traffic collisions due to inattention and impaired driving.”
Authorities want to focus on educating citizens on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and distracted driving.
Activities to be conducted under the grant will include DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols, distracted driving enforcement, bicycle and pedestrian enforcement education and child seat inspections.